23 September 2018 Current Affairs: Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC) will be established in Niamey, Niger with the Indian government's grant assistance.
The centre honours the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, whose 150th birth anniversary is also being observed in 2019.
In response to growing request from countries in Africa, India has offered to establish Mahatma Gandhi convention centres in more than 20 countries in Africa, of which the project are being taken up in the immediate phase in nine countries.
India has provided lines of credit worth USD 96.54 million for projects in transport, electrification, solar energy and potable drinking water.
♦ Niger Capital: Niamey,
♦ Currency: West African CFA franc.